Robert R. Moss was a member of the Washington, D.C. music scene in the early 1980s. He played bass in several bands, most notably Artificial Peace and Government Issue. His music was released on Dischord Records and other labels, and, as in the early days of Sun Records, it was a time when new things were happening in rock ’n’ roll.
During those few exciting years, Robert played on the bill with numerous bands including the Bad Brains, Minor Threat, S.O.A., Black Flag and Channel 3. Venues where he performed include CBGBs, the Peppermint Lounge, A7, the Wilson Center, Oscar’s Eye, the Mabuhay Gardens and many more across the United States.
Now, more than 30 years later and with the benefit of hindsight, Robert draws on his experiences—along with the accounts of others and his imagination—and places them into a work of fiction set years before he was born. In what is his first novel, Robert tells a detective/coming-of-age-story that goes beyond music and crime and speaks to issues of race, as well as to universal ideas of becoming an adult in a world that centers on youth.
Robert has worked in the film, television and advertising industries and currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and son.